Duke of Goldstream

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His Grace
The Duke of Goldstream
Viscount Grier
Knight Grand Commander of the Snowflake

Foreign Minister
In Office February 2018 - February 2021
Preceded by Lady Thurston
As Minister of Affairs
Successor Baron of Dorrel

His Grace, the Duke of Goldstream, Stefan Winkler is a member of the Hereditary Nobility of Westarctica and served as Foreign Minister on the Royal Council from February 2018 to February 2021. He is also the Captain of the Goldstream Guards.

The Duke's title comes from Goldstream Peak in the La Gorce Mountains of Westarctica.

Service with German military

His Grace served as a front line officer in the Bosnian and Afghanistan wars and was awarded the Gold Cross of Honour from the German Army, as well the US Army commendation and the US Army achievement medal. He also holds the German army achievement medal in gold with 5 successive repeats.

As Foreign Minister

In his capacity as Westarctica's Foreign Minister, the Duke was been extremely active and helped inspire the international members of the Honorary Consular Corps. With Royal Decree RD-2021-001, Grand Duke Travis gave the Foreign Minister nearly autonomous authority over his office to help speed activities without waiting for approval from the Crown.

On 11 February 2021, the Duke of Goldstream resigned from his position as Foreign Minister and became a private citizen of Westarctica.

Viscount Grier

On 13 July 2018, the Duke was granted the additional title "Viscount Grier" in recognition for his work with the Honorary Consular Corps. It was named for Mount Grier, which is situated directly to the west of Goldstream Peak.

Candidate for Prime Minister

The Duke's candidacy for Prime Minister of Westarctica in the 2019 election was announced on 9 January of that year. His Grace received 26.5% of the popular vote.

Awards and honors